Three firefighters escape serious injury as fire engulfs Little Union Church

CHESWOLD — A fire that broke out shortly before 1 a.m. on Monday destroyed Little Union Church at 5083 West Denneys Road and sent three firefighters to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio. The injured firefighters were treated at Kent General and were all listed in good […]

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Tax exempt? An idea to consider waiving town of Cheswold council members’ municipal tax obligations as a form of compensation has been floated in the Kent County community. Vice Mayor Larence Kirby clarified this week that the possibility “came from a brain storming session, as someone thought other municipalities utilized compensation.” The topic appeared on […]

Cheswold mulls waiving taxes for council members

CHESWOLD — An idea to consider waiving Town of Cheswold council members’ municipal tax obligations as a form of compensation has been floated in the Kent County community. Vice Mayor Larence Kirby clarified this week that the possibility “came from a brain storming session, as someone thought other municipalities utilized compensation.” The topic appeared on […]

Police identify victim in Cheswold fatal crash

CHESWOLD — Police identified John E. Lowman III, 42, of Kenton as the victim killed in a Tuesday crash on U.S. 13 North DuPont Highway at Jerome Drive south of Cheswold. Delaware State Police said the crash remained under investigation by the Collision Reconstruction Unit. The crash occurred at approximately 11:20 p.m. when a Ford […]

Ready for your closeup: Cheswold Police now wear body cameras

CHESWOLD — Seeing and hearing is now believing for a Kent County law enforcement agency. Starting this month Cheswold Police officers attached video cameras to their uniform fronts to record all their actions and words — along with those they contact. “The cameras are not there to catch someone doing something wrong,” Police Chief Christopher […]

It’s official: Christmas shopping season begins

DOVER — The holiday spirit took over Dover as Black Friday shoppers and deal seekers jammed Route 13 from the Target department store in south Dover all the way to the Walmart in Cheswold. In between, parking lots were filled throughout the city as people shook off their post-Thanksgiving feasts to get a head start […]

Delaware AirPark celebrates new runway opening

CHESWOLD —Cheswold International Airport? Not any time soon, but some day perhaps. For now, the $33 million project to improve the Delaware AirPark for the next 50 years is uplifting enough. The local aviation community joined with local, state and federal officials Monday morning to celebrate the official opening of Runway 9-27, which was completed […]

Cheswold PD pledges to adhere to policies after probe into officer’s Facebook post

CHESWOLD — Following allegations of an officer possibly making an anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Facebook post on a personal page two months ago, Cheswold Police pledged to make sure staff is adhering to the department’s social media policies. Police Chief Chris Workman would not discuss if an independent investigation into the possible post […]

Indecent exposure suspect sought in two Cheswold incidents

CHESWOLD — Authorities are seeking an unidentified suspect after two women were touched inappropriately inside a Wal-Mart early Wednesday morning, police said. According to Delaware State Police, the alleged incident at 36 Jerome Drive took place around 3:30 a.m. That’s when a 54-year-old woman checked out at a register and a man followed her out […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delaware Airpark grant continues valued mission

Earlier this month, members of Delaware’s congressional delegation announced that the Delaware Airpark in Cheswold would be receiving a $5.8 million grant to update and expand the facility. [“Delaware Airpark gets $5.8M grant,” article, Sept. 3] In addition to [U.S.] Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, Delaware State University President Dr. Harry Williams, Delaware River […]